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Mottley gets top UN award


Mottley gets top UN award
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley challenged world leaders to leave Scotland with solutions to the pressing issues causing people angst and worry. (GP)

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has won a top United Nations (UN) award for her advocacy on climate change.

She was named yesterday among four recipients of the policy leadership prize on the all-women list for Champions Of The Earth Award 2021, the UN’s highest environmental honour, for her work highlighting the threat from rising sea levels to small islands around the world.

In the announcement made by the UN’s Environment Programme, Mottley was described as “a driving force for climate action”.

The award comes weeks after the Prime Minister’s hard-hitting address at the UN Climate Change conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, last month, in which she hammered the G20 countries for having contributed 80 per cent of greenhouse gases while contributing “virtually nothing” to help finance mitigation efforts. (GC)


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